'The brother of the suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Manchester Arena in May 2017 killing 22 people has been extradited from Libya to Britain, it has been confirmed.
Hashem Abedi, 22, was arrested in the North African country the day after his older brother Salman, detonated a device at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Last year Greater Manchester Police applied to extradite Hashem on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion.
A spokesman for the Interior Minister in Tripoli confirmed that Mr Abedi had been placed on board a flight that left Libya at 10.30am UK time. The flight has now landed.
"I confirm you that Hashem (Abedi) is now in the air on his way to the UK ... he is extradited in accordance to a court verdict," said a spokesman for the Tripoli-based counter-terrorism group Special Deterrence Force (Rada).
Sadek al-Sour, Libya's prosecutor, said the decision to extradite Abedi was made after he had a chance to argue his case in Libya's court of appeal.
The case had been held up by Libya's complicated political situation, with fighting breaking out between forces in the west of the country and militias in the east.
It is understood Mr Abedi was accompanied by British police officers on board a UK Government jet.
The Abedi family, originally from Libya, had fled to the UK during the Gaddafi dictatorship, but the brothers returned to the country along with their father, who volunteered to fight with opposition forces when the uprising began in 2011.
Nobody has yet been charged over the Manchester Arena attack, despite 23 people being arrested in the wake of the bombing.
Mr Abedi is now expected to be questioned by counter terrorism detectives and is likely to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.'
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